Have You Heard About One Can A Week?

One can at a time has been my motto for over six years. Have you heard about one can a week? Sometimes people get overwhelmed when they start a food storage plan. Let’s make this really easy, one can a week. It can be a #10 can of dehydrated or freeze-dried meat, vegetables, fruit, wheat, rice, etc. I will explain the difference between dehydrated and freeze-dried below. You can also buy one can of beans or chili each week when you go to the grocery store. It’s one extra can you didn’t have yesterday. Rotate what you buy and eat what you store.

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Best Times to Purchase Produce By Month

I have been trying to write articles this week on the food we all eat or drink on a daily or weekly basis. I really wanted to post about the best times to purchase our produce each month. Are you like me and you see some oranges and you buy them and take them home and start to peel them and they either taste really good or sometimes there is no flavor? This is why today’s post may help us all by buying our fruits and vegetables in season. Hence, they may be juicer and more flavorful.

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Freeze-Dried Food Pantry Size For Emergencies

Today it’s about freeze-dried food in pantry size cans. When I teach classes or I’m asked to speak to large groups, I always bring some #10 cans (7-inches tall and 6-1/4 inches in diameter), but I also bring some smaller pantry size cans. The pantry size cans I have are a bit more expensive per ounce, but in reality, Mark and I don’t need to open a large #10 can for just the two of us. I’m so glad a few readers reminded me to mention the smaller cans. I thought to myself, oh my gosh, I have got to write a post about the smaller pantry size cans. Now, I did write a post a few years ago with pictures of them in my bag of food if we had to leave our home with our 72-hour kits.

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Freeze-Dried Food-How To Use Them

Today, I want to talk about freeze-dried food and specifically several different kinds of cheese. Please note, I don’t freeze-dry my own food, I buy it commercially processed. My favorite companies for freeze-dried food are Honeyville and Thrive Life. Here’s the deal, freeze-dried food is more expensive to purchase in #10 cans compared to dehydrated food. But please keep in mind that it has a longer shelf-life and you can eat freeze-dried food right out of the can. Another bonus, it takes less water to hydrate it and uses less fuel to cook it.

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